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Jerry Yang

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Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995. He served on the board of directors and as a key member of the executive management team until 2012. While at Yahoo, he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the internet: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. Widely recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the Internet technology sector, he was named one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 1999. Jerry serves on the Stanford Board of Trustees, where he was a former vice-chair. A longtime Stanford volunteer, he also serves on the advisory boards of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Cantor Arts Center, and The Natural Capital Project. Jerry earned both his undergraduate and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford.